Just finished watching the movie at the Belasco Theater on Broadway, the first movie to play there in its 112-year history. (I'm typing this on my bus ride home).
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I'm adding the movie's original title to my subject since the movie itself uses that in its title card instead of "The Irishman", and frankly it's such a better name. It's also the title of the book that the movie is based on.
I won't spoil anything since it has a very limited release, and won't be available on Netflix until 11/27 . It's ironic that the only movie that I wanted to see in a theater this year was one that isn't generally available in one. 2 weeks after the limited release began, the theater was still backed.
Just wanted to say that it's simply excellent - definite Oscar material. I was surprised that my biggest draw in seeing this was to see Joe Pesci come out of retirement. Between him, DeNiro, and Pacino, they all gave some of their best performances in years.
The de-aging CGI was not as distracting as I thought it would be. I think the weirdest thing was seeing brown-haired DeNiro with blue eyes - to match the character that he was playing.
The 3.5 hour movie length may scare off some people, but all I can say is that not a single person got up throughout. Also, it's nowhere near as violent as you might expect from Scorsese.
I'm looking forward to watching it again on the 27th!